Exploring the Bible

Exploring the Bible   Since 2012, a group of parishioners has been meeting each week, to explore the Bible and to ask ourselves, how it might relate to our lives today. Before the Pandemic, we met in Shalom, beside St Mark’s church, each Monday. Some people come weekly, others less frequently. All are welcome!   When the Pandemic hit, we had a gap of a few weeks. However, we discovered that…

29/07/2021
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Scripture Notes – Sunday 1st August 2021

Sir, give us this bread always! Welcome! We continue our journey into John chapter 6. In the YouTube talk, three dimensions of the Gospel passage are identified: Searching, seeking, questing. What does God want of us? Jesus as the “I am.” Any one of these could take us deeply into our faith in Christ. In particular, the question at the centre — “What must we do to do the works…

26/07/2021
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Scripture Notes – Sunday 25th July 2021

Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and gave them out to all who were sitting ready. Welcome On this Sunday, we begin reading from John 6. It is especially suitable this year, as we pick up again our regular attendance at the Eucharist. The forced abstinence will certainly have left its mark. We may wonder what we missed, why we missed it and what sense does it now make…

21/07/2021
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Scripture Notes – Sunday 18th July 2021

Jesus had compassion on them — they were like sheep without a shepherd Welcome again to Hearers of the Word. The Gospel double story registers various “lacks”: lack of rest, lack of space, lack of nourishment and lack of calmness (order). As we emerge from the covid restrictions and and enter the summer holidays, perhaps we can name our own “lacks” at this time — and they may well include a…

13/07/2021
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